Bristol Palin, the 20-year-old daughter of the former Alaska governor and current Fox News commentator Sarah Palin is writing a memoir for publication later this year. The younger Palin is best known for her appearances on "Dancing With the Stars" and for having a child at age 18 with on-again, off-again beau Levi Johnston.
Well, she was writing the book -- as of Monday, at least. Entertainment Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter linked to the Amazon.com page for the upcoming book. EW.com writer Keith Staskiewicz added, with no small amount of frustration, "I guess the fact that Bristol Palin is apparently set to write a memoir of her own shouldn’t necessarily make my brain implode in on itself like the house at the end of 'Poltergeist.' "
Since then, Amazon has removed the page from its website. The Associated Press reports that "publicist Seale Ballenger of the Harper imprint William Morrow, the book's presumed publisher, declined to comment Tuesday."
Instead of working on her book, apparently, Bristol Palin was talking to E! News, whom she told she would "probably" run for office someday. CBS News reports that in the interview, scheduled to air in two parts on Tuesday and Thursday, Bristol Palin says, "If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it."
Does she talk about her upcoming book? CBS News reports that she says she will "hopefully" write a book someday. Whether it's Palin herself or her publishers who are doing the hoping is not clear.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Bristol Palin, center, at a filming of Extra at the Grove in Los Angeles, October 2010. Credit: Michael Caulfield / Getty Images for Extra